Golf Staff

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RJ SchebelDirector of Instruction

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, RJ has spent the last 12 years at high-level golf academies developing students from around the world.

RJ is a Bodi Tracks Level 4 Certified Coach. He understands the importance of a holistic approach to player development. He emphasizes the importance of efficient body movement while minimizing the risk of injuries.

“As a performance golf coach with over a decade of experience, I’ve developed a unique approach to unlocking students' potential. I maximize their talent by ensuring that they not only achieve but consistently maintain peak performance on and off the golf course. I'm incredibly passionate about helping my students.”

RJ's students have gone on to compete at all levels collegiately and professionally on both domestic and international tours.

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Clive McCannHead Coach

Clive began his professional playing career in the high-profile Florida Space Coast, TC Jordan, Tear Drop and Tommy Armour Tours. After years on the junior circuit, McCann joined the big leagues playing the South African PGA/Co-sanctioned European Tour and South American PGA Tour. Clive played the tours for eleven years while also serving as an instructor in the family business. He always knew his passion and true calling was in teaching.

Clive started his full-time teaching career for Phil Ritson’s Golf Your Way Schools in Orlando where he earned his Master Instructor and Classic Master Biomechanics status for the Phil Ritson Golf Institute, and Body Biomechanics at ICGB. At Phil Ritson, Clive directed the company's international expansion for Samsung (South Korea) and was the opening Director for the Japan Tour Players Academy in Tokyo.

Clive has served as Lead Coach for Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy and Director/Head Coach for PGSA in South Korea. Clive was also the Head of Instruction for JPGA on Hilton Head and then the Director/Head Coach for JPGA at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida.

Clive has assisted numerous players on the USPGA, LPGA, Korn Ferry, KPGA, KLPGA, EPGA, JPGA, CPGA SAPGA, Mackenzie Tour, Asian Tour and China Tour.

Joe Gerard Golf

Joe GerardDirector of Golf Operations

Joe "Coach Lefty" Gerard, is a native New Yorker, who after a 25+ year career in Finance and Real Estate embraced his passion for the game of golf and took the leap into teaching the next generation of young golfers. Joe is currently a Lead Coach for First Tee Gold Coast and the Assistant Director for the Under Armour Junior Tour - West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast. He also enjoys coaching several players on the Under Armour Junior Tour.

Joe oversees all aspects of golf operations, both at the Golf Academy and the RPS Golf Learning Center.

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Bill NelsonMind Management

Bill has been a mental performance coach for over twenty years. He's had the opportunity to work with thousands of golfers, including some that have gone on to become PGA and LPGA Champions, NCAA Champions, US Amateur, US Junior winners and even Olympians.

In addition to coaching individual players, he's also coached some of the country's best college teams. Many of these teams have won conference titles and have been nationally ranked in the top ten.

Nigel Maven, Trainer
Nigel Maven, MS, ATC, CES, PESAthletic Trainer
Nigel is a passionate and experienced athletic trainer with experience at athletic levels ranging from high school to college athletics to professional sports teams.

Nigel is originally from Colorado and has traveled extensively for his studies and career. He's lived in in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Arizona and Florida. Nigel holds many certifications including Certified Athletic Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Correction Exercise Specialist. Nigel's experience and professional drive helps keep our athletes healthy and ready for the highest levels of competition.
Adan Coronado
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Adan has extensive experience working with youth, high school and collegiate athletes. He is a former athlete and has remained active in multiple sports. He also understands the tools from the strength conditioning world and has influenced the performance enhancement of the following sports: volleyball, golf and tennis at the academy.
Sara Putt, Coach and Nutritionist

Sara Putt
Performance Dietician

Sara serves as the Academy's Performance Dietician.  She joined the Volleyball Staff as a coach and performance dietician and now heads up the Academy's performance nutrition program.

Sara is an All-American, 4x conference champion, NCAA National Championship Finalist and 4x All-conference team award recipient. She played beach volleyball at Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and has a Masters in Clinical Nutrition.

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